CORRECTION CAPTAIN, JUVENILE JUSTICE
Under general direction of a supervisory official in the Juvenile
Justice Commission, has charge of custodial work program shift
officers and custody workforce of an institution, facility, or
boot camp housing juvenile offenders; assigns oversight
responsibility for ensuring appropriate care, well-being,
security, custody, and discipline of juvenile offenders; may
direct the daily activities and operations of the Juvenile Justice
CommissionTraining Academy and performs other administrative
and custodial related duties as required.
NOTE: The examples of work for this title are for illustrative
purposes only. A particular position using this title may not
perform all duties listed in this job specification. Conversely,
all duties performed on the job may not be listed.
EXAMPLES OF WORK:
Exercises all powers and rights of enforcement to function as a
law enforcement officer for the detection, apprehension, arrest,
custody, and prosecution of offenders against the law.
Supervises work operations and functional programs and has
responsibility for preparation of employee performance assessment
reviews and evaluations, employee appointments, retention,
promotion, demotion, reassignment, separation, and disciplining
Oversees custody programming and training objectives and delegation
of assigned custodial responsibilities to subordinate correction
officers in accord with established laws, rules, regulations,
policies, directives, practices, and procedures governing
juvenile correctional institutions, facilities, boot camps, and
Oversees the application, security, and utilization of an
institutional or facility computer system designed to enhance the
facilitation of various agency programs.
Oversees and approves the preparation of shift scheduling to
ensure adequate levels of correction officer staffing for each
shift, including overtime requirements.
Approves vacation and other time entitlement usage of
Provides direction and guidance for custody program and training
operations to shift lieutenants and other supervisory personnel
regarding essential institution or facility programs and custodial
work directives, policies, and procedures.
Reviews each shift administrative log recordings and daily
personnel deployment work sheet notations of recorded events,
unusual occurrences, or happenings.
Determines appropriate actions taken by subordinates and whether
further review or investigative activities are required.
Oversees counseling, programming objectives, and reenforcement
initiatives with lesser grade correction officers and other
institution personnel who serve as members on the adjustment
and/or classification committees of the multidisciplinary teams
of the facility.
Assigns individuals to investigate incidents and alleged
allegations of misconduct by juvenile offenders and facility
Reviews findings of investigations and provides recommendations
to the Director of Custody Operations, Assistant Superintendent
and/or Training Director for appropriate action.
Oversees preparation of arrest warrants for endorsement signature
and interstate transfer and discharge commitment documents on
Reviews the accuracy of shift and daily counts of juvenile
Oversees notification of law enforcement authorities when
juvenile offenders are formally declared as missing from custody
and the completion of the required paperwork and documents to be
Interacts with Court and Bureau of Parole Officials and
representatives in compliance with presiding laws and stipulated
Has oversight responsibility in the transport of juvenile
offenders to and from other jurisdictions, institutions,and/or
facilities for court appearances, medical facility visits, and
other trips requiring an officer escort and supervision.
Develops facility plans in the event of emergencies and has
oversight responsibilities of implementing emergency management
continency plans in the absence of the superintendent.
In absence of the Director of Custody Operations or Assistant
Superintendent orTraining Director has overall responsibility of
organizing all assigned supervisory custodial work programs, and
implementing and delegating programming objectives of the institution
or facility to shift lieutenants and other supervisory personnel.
Responds to reports of suspicious persons, dangerous or hazardous
situations, or disturbances by juvenile offenders.
Directs the course of action to be taken and redeploys correction
officers to ensure conditions are corrected and appropriate order
and safety for all parties is reinstated.
Develops escape contingency plans and related training to review and
update security programs and surveillance monitoring techniques.
Oversees the receipt of newly assigned juvenile offenders and
reviews their accompanying records and files for housing
assignments, classification reviews, and programming analysis.
Oversees the maintenance of and ensures that all institution and
facility restraint and defense equipment are in good operating
order and directs periodic inspections to ensure such compliance.
Conducts regular periodic inspection of the entire institution or
facility complex to ensure related lock mechanisms, housing units,
dining halls, recreation areas, classrooms, and other related areas
are clean, safe, and secure.
Prepares detailed reports to superiors of noncompliance for
immediate corrective action.
Directs the oversight of enforcement regulations and related training
in compliance with commission directives, standards, and practices
addressing facility visitation programs and the monitoring and
surveillance programs designed to stop the introduction of contraband
onto the grounds of the institution or facility.
Represents management officials in employee disciplinary and
Reviews, monitors, and shares confidential pertinent criminal
intelligence information with various law enforcement agencies
regarding warring juvenile offender ang members actions and
activities assigned to the institution or facility, and gang
members assigned to other facilities or not in custody.
Develops and oversees the implementation of (agency) training
requirements (of assigned) institution or facility needs and has
oversight responsibilities of firearms, firefighting, and
emergency equipment training programs to be utilized by all
correction officers in the performance of their assigned duties.
Recommends the retention, reassignment, promotion, and demotion
of lesser grade Juvenile Justice Correction Officers.
Ensures the observance of laws, rules, regulations, and
commission directives are in compliance with facility's policies
and procedures for monitoring enforcement programs and ensuring
the rights of juvenile offenders' are not violated by other
juvenile offenders, correction officers, other facility
employees, or visitors to the facility.
Interacts on a regular basis with members of the treatment and
education facility staff in developing, promoting, supporting,
and expanding rehabilitation initiatives and educational
programming concepts for juvenile offenders.
Composes memoranda, communications, correspondence, and oversees
preparation of official documents and completion of statistical
and monthly reports.
Instructs others in the proper usage of electronic communications,
computer information systems, other types of recording equipment,
devices, and manual recordings used by the agency, institutions,
facilities, satellite locations, and other related units.
Acts as a witness for the state and testifies before formal
hearings, Grand Juries, Courts of Law, administrative hearings,
or other judicial bodies as required.
Oversees the deployment and redeployment of correction officers
in searches for escaped juvenile offenders and the issuance of
Interacts with state and local law enforcement officers in the
successful apprehension and arrest of offenders against the law.
Endorses and/or revises supervisory subordinate correction
officers' evaluations, ratings, and reviews of other lesser grade
correction officers' job performance under their supervision.
Recognizes and rapidly evaluates potentially dangerous and
hazardous situations involving correction officers' safety and
Exercises caution and good judgment in identifying these
circumstances quickly to avoid personal injury to all parties,
prevent endangerment to the general public, and/or property
Interacts with juvenile offenders' parents and/or guardians,
associates, superiors, and other assigned employees to develop
and foster desired team leadership initiatives and positive
reenforced values, incentives, and sanctions to address each
juvenile's assessment needs, treatment, and educational
requirements the facility can offer for rehabilitation objectives
and goal attainment.
Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic
and/or manual recording and computerized information systems used
by the agency, office, or related units.
Possession of High School Diploma or its equivalent.
Five (5) years of experience in the supervision, care, and
custody of convicted juvenile or adult offenders assigned to a
correctional institution, facility, and/or boot camp, of which
two (2) years shall have been in a supervisory capacity of lesser
grade correction officers.
Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license
valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather
than employee mobility, is necessary to perform the essential
duties of the position.
Minimum of eighteen (18) years of age.
Must be a United States citizen at the time of appointment.
NOTE: At time of appointment, eligible candidates for this
position must submit acceptable proof of meeting the above indicated requirements.
The responsibility for ensuring that appointees possess the
required motor vehicle license, commensurate with the class and
types of vehicles that they may operate, rests with the
Appointees must have successfully completed the New Jersey
Police Training Commission and Agency Training course standards
for custody, supervision, investigations, and related law enforcement
requirements. Shall have qualified in the usage of firearms and the
ability to requalify on a semiannual basis.
Selected eligible candidates shall meet the qualifications
for juvenile correction officers and shall be employed as
juvenile correction officers pursuant to Section 6 of P.L.1995
c. 284 (NJSA 52:17B-174).
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of laws, rules,directives, regulations, standards,
policies, and procedures relating to the operations and custody
programs of a correctional institution or facility housing
Knowledge of problems and circumstances likely to be encountered
in a work environment involving the social rehabilitation, care,
well-being, and custody of juvenile offenders detained and
deprived of specific freedoms throughout a custodial supervision
period of confinement.
Knowledge of programs overseeing the care, usage, security,
training, and integrity of firearms, other restraint, and defense
Knowledge of electronic communications equipment and database
software utilized in the performance of assigned duties.
Knowledge of administrative and law enforcement procedures for
reporting violations of applicable laws, rules, regulations, and
Knowledge of administrative procedures for reporting violations
of policies and programming requirements.
Knowledge of methods and techniques for performing investigations
of recorded juvenile offenders' inappropriate actions and
violations to stipulated programming directives, governing rules,
regulations, and established standards.
Knowledge of methods and procedures governing the preparation and
issuance of arrest warrants.
Knowledge of procedures for recording statements attained from
witnesses during the course of an investigation.
Knowledge of surveillance methods and procedures.
Knowledge of the principles and techniques of employee
supervision and conducting evaluations and performance
Knowledge of the principles and practices of identifying needs
Knowledge of the principles and techniques of mediation.
Knowledge of the methods in developing proper work procedures and
in delegating work assignments, instructions and directions to
supervisory level correction officers.
Knowledge of modern public and/or government concepts and
Knowledge of various security and safety problems encountered in
the repair and maintenance of institutional structures, housing
units, and related construction activities.
Knowledge of authorized force techniques to be utilized in
controlling disturbances and when and how approved usage of
chemical mace may be deployed.
Knowledge of directives and operating procedures governing usage
of firearms and identifying ascending force factors leading to
that point of using deadly force.
Knowledge of procedures utilized in maintaining extensive records
and filing systems.
Knowledge of principles and practices in applying criminal
justice applications and standards to juvenile offenders housed
in correctional institutions and facilities.
Knowledge of procedures governing rules of evidence.
Knowledge of due process in the application of applying law
enforcement powers and court proceedings and procedures in
testifying at trials.
Knowledge of procedures for preparing affidavits and/or sworn
testimonies obtained during the course of an investigation.
Ability to exercise all powers and rights of a law enforcement
officer in criminal matters and functions as an officer for the
detection, apprehension, arrest, custody, and prosecution of
offenders against the law.
Ability to properly ensure the integrity and validity of evidence
collected during the course of an investigation.
Ability to oversee programs in the training of proper techniques
of assertiveness methods to be utilized properly in a confined
work environment with persons of varying ethnic and language
backgrounds, education, abilities, and personalities.
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with
juvenile offenders, their family members, associates, subordinates,
Ability to develop models and standards to enhance programming
instruction to others adhering to established aspects and
techniques of fostering positive reenforcement methods designed
for troubled adolescents.
Ability to communicate with juvenile offenders to foster
self-assurance attitudes and personal esteem for themselves and
Ability to recognize and utilize varying levels of supervision
methods and coaching techniques with lesser grade correction
officers to provide the positive counseling needs and instilling
work development skills to be attained.
Ability to oversee and perform military style inspections of
living areas and quarters, proper clothing/uniform attire,
appropriate self hygiene habits, safety issues, and liabilities
of juvenile offenders.
Ability to supervise the development, oversight, and
implementation of agency training programs and courses of study
for correction officers who shall have the charge and
responsibility for the appropriate care, well-being, security,
and custody in the rehabilitation efforts of juvenile offenders.
Ability to provide instructions to others in applying the
principles and practices of commission directives as they apply
to custody related juvenile delinquency problems and issues.
Ability to explain and provide instructions to others on what
types of circumstances and events may be encountered when closely
following prescribed rules and regulations.
Ability to develop and implement facility master escape plans and
prepare detailed written reports and planned circumstances to
correct custody, security and monitoring breaches.
Ability to develop and implement emergency management contingency
plans in the event of natural disasters and have prior planned
alternative contingency plans to reinstate order and safety for
Ability to prepare responses and case development for
presentation at employee filed grievance and disciplinary appeal
hearings, representing facility management directives and
Ability to develop intelligence sources and interpret useful and
viable information for detection purposes with commission
components and authorized law enforcement agencies'
Ability to recognize suspicious persons and/or events or
circumstances and direct the necessary responses.
Ability to initiate decisive action and disseminate clear orders
to eradicate and solve the problem or troublesome situation and
ensure proper order and essential safety levels are achieved
prior to leaving the area.
Ability to identify, address, and analyze custodial programs and
problems, organize assigned duties, delegate work
responsibilities, and develop effective work methods and
Ability to identify and pursue potential investigative activities
in compliance with established laws and governing directives.
Ability to develop and disseminate instructions and orders for
others to follow and adhere.
Ability to utilize and train others in the proper usage of
firefighting equipment and emergency procedures.
Ability to develop training programs and provide instruction to
Ability to utilize methodologies and techniques of needs
assessment principles and practices.
Ability to work effectively with superiors, associates,
subordinates, visitors, facility's employees and other people
engaged and interested in the rehabilitation efforts and work
requirements relative to the issues and problems of housing
juvenile offenders deprived of their liberties.
Ability to problem solve daily work related situations, learned
from experience, training classes and workshop demonstrations,
gleaned useful for custody supervision work and programming
initiatives in an institution or facility housing juvenile
Ability to prepare and provide detailed reports of any issues,
problems, or conditions warranting specific action and the action
Ability to perform repetitive work assignments without loss of
equanimity, patience, courtesy, and to remain calm and decisive
in emergency situations and retain emotional stability.
Ability to develop and oversee a program for firearms training
and qualification requirements as authorized by the Police
Ability to utilize and instruct others in the proper usage of
electronic communications, computer information systems, other
types of recording equipment, devices and manual recordings used
by the agency, institutions, facilities, satellite locations, and
other related units.
Ability to evaluate the reliability and credibility of witnesses'
oral or written statements.
Ability to prepare detailed correspondence, reports, memoranda,
and communications on custody issues and problems and other
Ability to provide supervision, training, instruction, and
guidance to lesser grade correction officers.
Ability to identify and recognize where juvenile offenders may
hide after successful escapes from custody.
Ability to recognize and identify specific instances to instruct
lesser grade correction officers of potentially dangerous and
hazardous situations involving juvenile offenders and to evaluate
available options for handling these circumstances.
Ability to supervise the gathering, collection, collating,
maintaining, and dissemination of statistical information.
Ability to make decisions and determine when circumstances should
be referred to superiors for appropriate action.
Ability to qualify with firearms on semiannual basis.
Ability to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or
manual recording and information systems used by the agency,
office, or related units.
Ability to read, write, speak, understand, or communicate in
English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position.
American Sign Language or Braille may also be considered as
acceptable forms of communication.
Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as
long as they can perform the essential functions of the job after
reasonable accommodation is made to their known limitations. If
the accommodation cannot be made because it would cause the
employer undue hardship, such persons may not be eligible.
CODES: 26/427-40812 MCK 05/28/05